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Master of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication / Public Relations

Program Details

The Kent State University Master’s with a concentration in Public Relations is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in communication, ranging from management-level careers at public relations firms or in-house PR positions to opportunities in social media or specific PR specialty areas. The program offers advanced study in social media, management, crisis communications, branding, internal communications and strategic campaigns. The curriculum is dynamic, challenging and professionally relevant—all thanks to an innovative, world-class faculty with deep professional and academic expertise. Whether transitioning into a career as a communicator or building on current expertise, Kent State University’s online graduate degree offers the flexibility, convenience and learning community you need to reach your goals, such as: 1. Increased career satisfaction, income and opportunity for promotion, 2. making a significant and meaningful contribution to the success of your current organization and 3. developing the skills required for transition to new communication industries, including marketing, social media and advertising.


Must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Official transcripts. Resume. Goal statement. Three letters of recommendation. The GRE requirement may be waived for applicants with significant professional experience, as determined by the graduate studies committee. 

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


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